Pat LaFontaine Needs To Have His Number Retired

Pat LaFontaine deserves to have his number retired by the New York Islanders. LaFontaine played for the New York Islanders from 1983-1991, and during his time with the team, he scored 287 goals, and 279 assists (566 points in 8 seasons with the Islanders). His best season was 1989-90, where he scored 54 goals and …

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Scott Mayfield Has Proven He Is An Everyday, NHL Defenseman

During the expansion draft, the New York Islanders protected five defensmen, including Ryan Pulock, and Adam Pelech. Many thought that these two were protected so that they could take big roles in the NHL this season. While Pelech has played every game this season, Ryan Pulock has not. His successor? Scott Mayfield. Coming into this …

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Drive4Five Sound Tigers ‘Meet and Greet’ Episode 1 “Ryan Bourque and Seth Helgeson”

We are starting a new series, here on Drive 4 Five, on our Sound Tigers section. Each month, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Booster Club holds a Meet and Greet after a Sunday home game, where two players come and answer questions for the fans. This time, the Boosters ask questions to the players. Questions were …

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The Exciting Race Between Mat Barzal and Josh Ho-Sang Has Been Decided

It has not been a secret that Islanders fans have wanted to see Josh Ho-Sang and Mathew Barzal up with the team for a long time now. They knew that they would not be kept waiting much longer when they saw the quick and well-developed play of the two in the pre-season. Barzal dazzled in …

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Drive 4 Five Podcast: Episode Five with Arthur Staple

By the fans, for the fans, the Drive 4 Five Podcast is back with special guest Arthur Staple! In this episode, the writers interview Staple, Islanders beat writer, and get some great information about John Tavares, Belmont, and the current lineup! Tune in for an amazing show with an amazing guest! Click the link below …

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The Unnecessary Criticism Surrounding Josh Bailey

When most hockey fans hear the name Josh Bailey, they think of your slightly above average second or third line winger. But for some unnecessary and absurd reason, whenever fans of the New York Islanders hear that name, there is so much more to it. Josh Bailey was selected ninth overall by the Islanders in …

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